UNTHA excels in urgent surplus food shredding project

UNTHA Case study SugaRich

Surplus food reprocessor SugaRich is no stranger to UNTHA UK, having procured organic waste shredding technology from the team in the past. But an unexpected six-week product destruction project, meant the ‘factory to farm’ specialist had an urgent need to hire a high-volume shredder, with an incredibly short lead time.

And UNTHA UK did not disappoint.

SugaRich – a Sunday Times Fast Track 100 company – recovers food from manufacturers, distributors and retailers, before transforming the materials into nutrient-rich animal feed, for maximum waste hierarchy compliance.

Faced with a major assignment from a manufacturing customer, they put a call into UNTHA UK’s sales director Gary Moore, to ask for help.

A high-capacity waste shredder was sought for this bespoke operation, and an ultra-quick turnaround was critical. Rapidly getting to work establishing throughput requirements, Gary was able to secure an UNTHA XR3000C, which was delivered to site – with training – within a week of the initial enquiry. Aware that SugaRich didn’t have an established credit line with a generator supplier, UNTHA UK even organised the hire of that asset via a close partner, to accelerate and facilitate the project.

The confidential destruction of the surplus food was expected to take six weeks. However, the XR’s capabilities were so impressive – with little to disrupt its uptime throughout – that the challenge was completed a staggering two weeks ahead of the already tight schedule.

Commenting on the project, SugaRich’s international head of innovation Paul Featherstone said: “Put simply, this was a complex six-week job that UNTHA helped us complete two weeks early because the shredder surpassed all expectations! And their service was second to none.

“UNTHA’s fantastic support didn’t just impress and further strengthen the organisation’s relationship with SugaRich – the team’s swift action helped us deliver maximum waste hierarchy compliance and the best possible use of the valuable resources that could, worst case, have been destined for landfill.”

UNTHA UK’s sales director Gary Moor added: “We’re renowned for engineering shredders configured to a customer’s exact requirements. But we recognise that sometimes, the resource industry needs to move faster than a ‘made to order’ schedule will allow. That’s why we keep a small number of shredders in stock and available for immediate dispatch, for the occasions when time simply cannot wait.  When SugaRich called, this meant we could quickly accommodate an unplanned request to hire out the XR.

“This bespoke operation is a superb example of industry leaders coming together to turn a waste ‘challenge’ on its head, for maximum environmental gain and cost-effectiveness.”

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